Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 19, 2017 – 9:00 am | 104 Comments

Spray park, Splash park, Spray ground…
Whatever term you use it is a place for children to have fun and beat the Texas heat! A spray ground is a zero-depth play area where water sprays from …

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Are You a Hypocritical Parent?
November 5, 2016 – 7:50 am | No Comment
Are You a Hypocritical Parent?

How to Avoid Being a Hypocritical Parent
You are your child’s first teacher.  You teach them to talk and walk, what to eat, how to read and how to bully other children.  Wait, what?  Children will …

Read the February Issue of North Texas Kids digital magazine now
February 1, 2012 – 8:10 am | 2 Comments
Read the February Issue of North Texas Kids digital magazine now

Happy Valentine’s Day from our families to yours! See inside for great articles, recipes, and crafts!

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Raising Great Kids: A FREE Parenting Telesummit Starts January 3
December 8, 2011 – 8:12 am | 3 Comments
Raising Great Kids: A FREE Parenting Telesummit Starts January 3

Raising Great Kids: A Heartwise™ Telesummit to Help Parents & Professionals Learn Best Kid-Care Practices for Health, Emotions, Discipline and Technology
Two parenting authors, Dr. Caron Goode and Dr. Minette Riordan, have organized a virtual conference …

Is Your Mom a Zombie? Parents and Sleep Deprivation!
November 8, 2011 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Is Your Mom a Zombie? Parents and Sleep Deprivation!

I love this infographic from OnlineSchools.com showing the dangers of sleep deprivation! Too funny. I know there are days when I feel like a zombie and I also know I drink way too much caffeine, …

Drunkorexia trend, why girls are feeling pressured to drink and purge
October 27, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
Drunkorexia trend, why girls are feeling pressured to drink and purge

As you saw on the North Texas Kids blog earlier this week, it’s Red Ribbon Week. My kids are wearing shirts backward, wearing slippers and other silly gimmicks that teachers hope will help educate them …

Why We Have to Model Self-Esteem, Not Talk About It
September 24, 2011 – 8:17 am | 2 Comments
Why We Have to Model Self-Esteem, Not Talk About It

Do you ever have what I refer to as “hot pants” moments — moments when you are overcome with self-judgment?

How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water
June 27, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment
How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Stay hydrated- water is tough many times as kids prefer the sweet drinks, try taking a pitcher of water and adding their favorite fruit (berries, limes, lemons) and let the fruit sit in the pitcher. The flavor of the fruit will make the water a bit sweet and keep them hydrated with the good stuff.

Bag the Clutter in your Purse with Great Organizing Tips and Products
June 14, 2011 – 8:19 am | No Comment
Bag the Clutter in your Purse with Great Organizing Tips and Products

The inside of a woman’s handbag often tells a lot about her. Does she have kids, is she into fashion, and of course, is she organized? Just think about the impression you might make at a job interview with a cluttered purse. A disorganized purse might mean a chaotic personal and professional life too… not great for landing the job.

Modeling Values For Your Family – Day 3 of Blog Tour
June 10, 2011 – 6:46 am | 5 Comments
Modeling Values For Your Family – Day 3 of Blog Tour

The old adage that our children do what we do and not what we say is appropriate here. If you treat other people with kindness and respect, your children will too. If you say please and thank you, your children will too. If you are honest and tell the truth, so will they be. Your children watch your every move. One of my favorite parenting quotes of all times is by author and expert, Joseph Chilton Pearce who said, “We must become the people we want our children to be.” What are you modeling for your children on a regular basis?

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for New E-Book–Parenting Responsively for Connection
June 7, 2011 – 7:46 pm | No Comment
Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for New E-Book–Parenting Responsively for Connection

Dr. Minette Riordan, publisher of North Texas Kids, is a featured author and excited to participate in the
Parenting Responsively for Connection
Virtual Book Tour
Please join me today in ordering and enjoying this excellent E-Book called Parenting …